Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Do_The_Trotsky, Feb 18, 2007.
I think it's safe to put him as a top-six player, but do you believe he will be franchise player?
I think most Oiler fans would be happy if he became a top 6 player.
top 6 player? he certainly has the ability.. franchise player? No.
Powerplay/shootout/hot dog/trick show specialist maybe.
I'd love to see him with the big club later this season to better gauge him. I'm not sold at all on him yet.
Schremp's great years in London do not mean much to the Oilers management. I am positive Kevin Lowe is more worried about what Schremp will accomplish this season and next.Traditionally the Oilers give their prospects about 2 years at the AHL level to make the big team and he is almost done year one. The Oilers at this time do not have a direct AHL affiliate and since they aren't supplying the bulk of players to any one team at the AHL level, the Oilers management has only so much influence on how much playing time he receives and what is expected of him in order to jump to the next level. One would have to doubt that the Oilers management consider him an NHL level skater, so what ever other parts of his game he is good at will have to really impress team management. Players like Charlie Simmer and Luc Robataille were never considered true NHL skaters, but their offensive contributions more than offset the weaker parts of their game. Schremp will have a chance with the Oilers if his skating improves to an acceptable level for an NHL prospect and if he can demonstrate the kind of goal scoring prowess that he displayed in junior.
His puck handling is unreal. That said, no I'm not sold on him yet. He most certainly can become a top six player. But right now, those Lacrosse moves haven't won me over.
that about sums it up.
Better or worse than Wellwood?
which one of the two are playing in the nhl?
Bingo. All flash and no substance.
Wellwood is a few years older - Schremp will get his time in the NHL.
I'm personally not sold on Schremp's attitude stemming from his time in Mississauga (OHL). I know hes a good player but he seems to think he's God's gift to hockey or something. I also met him once and he was a dick. With that being said, his attitude will get him nowhere his skill can get him to a spot in the top 6...who knows if he can stay there.
Not meaning any offense to Crosby, but Shremp is more of a showoff than Crosby ever has been, and he has nothing to back himself up about it, whereas Crosby actually does have the evidence.
Bingo. He was great at London, but we won't really know until he's in the pros. I'd love to have him playing for the Iowa Stars right now. Calling him a hot dog / trick shot specialist is dumb, and it only reflects the power of youtube. Redo this poll in the summer of '09.
Schremp could be the birth of something we have really yet to see. While he is an offensive dynamo, his defensive game and skating need improvement. However given his stickhandling if i were Kevin Lowe i give him fourth line minutes and let him develop in the NHL rather than the AHL. He should be able to pot a few goals in his first year if hes on the fourth line, however once a shootout rolls along he can help the Oilers get a 2nd point more often than not.
Cute lacrosse tricks might be a whole lot of fun for guys to do at the end of a practise when the players don't have to listen to coaches barking orders during practises and the guys want to spend a few minutes goofing off before heading to the showers. None of that will earn him a full time or even part time NHL job. In the real time game as an Oiler,Schremp might be facing the prospect of a Dion Phaneuf or Robyn Regehr wanting to staple him to the boards. In other words he won't be likely to get close enough to Kiprusoff to even attempt that lacrosse stuff. Players like Jarome Iginla and Sidney Crosby probably aren't nearly as good with the quirky lacrosse spins, but who cares? Those guys score mostly because they know exactly how much ice the opposing d-men are giving them and go hard to the net through all that lumber out there.
I don't think he'll ever amount to anything more than a PP specialist who plays eight minutes a night. Just doesn't have the motivation to work on the deficiencies in his game.
Well I could say Wellwood is better than John Tavares using that logic.
Exactly - people saying he's only good for Lacrosse style moves and such or that he isn't motivated clearly don't know the guy at all.
He has some deficiencies that are holding him down right now (let's give the guy more than 4 months in the AHL before writing him off), but he's a motivated bugger and he'll earn his spot in the pros. What he does when he is there remains to be seen.
Rob Schremp is the most over rated prospect there is.
I think he will make it but not next season.
Ignorant post. Schremp has never tried any of these lacrosse moves in a game, and asked if he would even try them in a shootout in an actual game he said no. People think just because he was willing to put on a show in a skills competition he is a hot dogger. NHL players could learn a thing or two from Schremp in regards to competitions like that, in a situation where your trying to entertain, whats more exciting to watch, Schremp pulling some cool move, or some other guy, skating down and shooting it over the goalies bad.
On the topic of the thread, Schremp is not a franchise player, and I'm not sure he'll be a top 6 guy in the NHL, but this is only his first pro year, so its too early to call him a bust also.
Montreal put Latendresse who is said to be a weak skater in the line-up and he plays decent. Is Schremp's skating below Latendresse?